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In Hampden tomorrow, New York photographer John Glassie will present images of bicycles locked to poles in his East Village neighborhood. The photographs are from his book Bicycles Locked to Poles. His passion began with a Dali-esque bent bicycle wheel he passed every day for months.

Glassie will also discuss other "inventory" artists, including John James Audubon, who painted birds, Bernd and Hill Becher, who shot water towers and Tudor houses, and Arnold Odermatt, a Swiss police officer who captured traffic accidents for 40 years.

The free exhibit runs 7 p.m.-9 p.m. tomorrow at Atomic Books, 1100 W. 36th St. -- Kate Campbell


The swim season kicks off at all Baltimore City park pools and aquatic centers Saturday with "The Big Splash."

Showing off $2 million in renovations, the Clifton Park Pool will host the Department of Recreation and Parks' "Sizzlin' Summer Beach Party." Mayor Martin O'Malley will blow the whistle to initiate this season's first dip in the pool. The mayor will also be taking his annual dive into the water.

The Clifton Park Pool renovations include a new wading pool, a small playground, a fenced-in lawn and a new mechanical room and attached restroom. The park received a lift with new asphalt for the basketball court, more lighting on the roadways and paths and more athletic equipment.

All 21 of the city's pools open at noon Saturday. The Clifton Park Pool is at 2013 Sinclair Lane. Call 410-396-3838 for locations, hours and fees.

-- Erica Kritt


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